•  •  Dark Mode

Your Interests & Preferences

I am a...

law firm lawyer
in-house company lawyer
litigation lawyer
law student
aspiring student

Website Look & Feel

 •  •  Dark Mode
Blog Layout

Save preferences

Wired: SC Maha lesson | Well and fair in Delhi | IOUID | Courts too secure | 3 new Guj HC judges & more…

SC Maha lesson: Hoping to curb the trend of its directions been “taken lightly” by state governments, the Supreme Court imposes an exemplary cost of Rs 5 lakh on the Maharashtra government for a three-day delay in filing an affidavit related to police reforms. Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Mahrashtra and Goa had been ordered to file the affidavit by 3 May [moneylife]

Well and fair in Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said she wants to hike its previous Rs 1 crore grant to the Delhi bar council’s corpus fund for the welfare of lawyers, while president Pranab Mukherjee asked judges to “encourage” young lawyers by appointing them amicus curiae in matters of public importance, at the bar council’s National Seminar on Welfare of Lawyers [Zee News]

IOUID: Who owns India’s UID database, who will make money out of it and how? Privacy law and other implications [moneylife]

Courts too secure: Delhi HC’s justice Gita Mittal ordered constitution of expert committee to look into court’s security mechanisms requiring photo identification to enter courtrooms. Mittal said it was a restriction on the “open court principle” and restricts court access to poor litigants [Zee News/HT]

3 new Guj HC judges: Gujarat HC registrar general RP Dholariya, and principal district judges AG Uraizee and KJ Thaker were appointed additional judges of the Gujarat HC [IE]

Delhi HC to have 59 courtrooms: CJI Altamas Kabir last week inaugurated the construction of two new building blocks which will take the total tally of Delhi HC courtrooms to 59 by the end of 2015. Out of 24 new courtrooms, nine will be of joint registrars who handle certain categories of civil cases [HT]

CBI independence: Expensive private senior lawyers such as KK Venugopal and UU Lalit are being hired by the CBI which is seen as increasingly turning away from the attorney general and the additional solicitor general, who can be “political appointments” who are seen as “placing a high premium on being loyal to the government” [ET]

Assault on lawyers: Two Delhi lawyers, Nikhil Mehta and Milan Malhotra, were allegedly assaulted by Geeta Colony Delhi’s Station House Officer (SHO) pressuring them to settle a dispute outside court. A senior officer of the Delhi police also allegedly applied pressure when they complained instead of taking action against the SHO. Delhi HC justice Sunil Gaur has asked for an inquiry [HT]

Mohan Parasaran on CBI: Solicitor general Mohan Parasaran said “[…] the CBI director has stated in the affidavit that future reports wouldn’t be shared with the political executive. This clearly shows that the agency knows what should be done and what not”, indicating that it is not open to the CBI to brush aside the charge of showing its investigation report to the government departments it is investigating [Firstpost]

No comments yet: share your views